Kenneth R. Pentony
Ken’s professional achievements are matched only by what he has accomplished in his life. He grew up in Morristown, New Jersey, the son of a local police officer, where he first learned the value of hard work, dedication and public service. Ken’s academic excellence at Seton Hall Prep earned him admission to Georgetown University, where he studied politics and law. Upon graduation from Georgetown in 1968, Ken was admitted to Seton Hall University School of Law. After his first year of law school, Ken was drafted into the United States Army to serve in the Vietnam War with the U.S. Army’s 4th Infantry Division. When he finished his duty to the Army, he returned to his studies, but his commitment to service never ended.
In 1974, Ken was admitted to practice law and over the last 35 years he has successfully represented residents of Ocean and Monmouth counties who were seriously injured and has defended people who were sued by the seriously injured on behalf of insurance companies. He’s litigated matters against and on behalf of insurance companies. This lifetime of diverse experience has given Ken a unique position with respect to servicing our clients. Ken’s reputation and integrity among his peers has resulted in him being frequently hired by other plaintiffs’ attorneys and insurance companies as an independent neutral arbitrator or mediator.
Throughout his career, Ken has earned several honors, including an appointment by the President of the United States to be one of only two New Jersey members of the Presidential Advisory Committee on the Arts of the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington D.C., where he served from 1996 – 2001. He’s also been appointed as a Master at the American Inns of Court. He has served as a panelist for the National Arbitration and Mediation Association and as a State appointed arbitrator. We are pleased to announce that this year Ken was named by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel to the “TOP ONE PERCENT” of attorneys in the nation.”